|The Celebrant, wife and others|
Thanks Giving is the greatest thing to do in honor of the Lord by the sons and daughters of God who do not take casual the love of God and His mercies towards them. This came to the fore on the 27th of October, 2013, when the Publisher and CEO of the Golden Pen Newspaper in Bayelsa State, Chief Otonye Godman Evans-Tubonah went to the House of God for a thanks giving service.
The service was held at the New Demonstrate Ministries Kolo where the Publisher gave a brief testimony of his journey through life in the past 60 years. Born on the 28th of October 1953, at a little village called Obiata in Nembe Bassambiri, in the Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State of Nigeria, Chief Evans Tubonah said he was not born in the house but on the road.
According to him, it does not mean that his parent had no home, but it was because on that day of his birth his heavily pregnant mother, Mrs. Suota Evans Iyoyo went to the community lavatory behind the village around 5a.m, and that when she was returning was not able to make the journey back home because, I wanted to come out there. It was an emergency that caught the attention of other women and he born on the road side before his grandmother Titi Awori Mrs., who was the community's midwife came my mother and my little self [her daughter and her grandson to the house].
He remarked that whereas it was not easy to grow to adult in a world where some did not make minutes on earth and others did not even see the light of day, stated that God had done so much for him and his family for keeping him alive to 60 years.
He used the forum to tell younger people not to be in haste over anything emphasizing that no man has ever made any difference in life by personal effort or ability, without the God factor.
He urged the people to be patient and look up to God, and work according to his ways, He who alone who has the power and will to kill or make alive. It was a remarkable and memorable ceremony put together by the Nembe born Publisher, Chief Evans Tubonah. People of all works of lif attended the occasion.